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‘Climate Change’ or ‘Global Warming’ represents a change in global or regional climate patterns. It has been attributed to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

It is universally agreed by most scientists that the main cause of global warming is the human expansion of the ‘Greenhouse Effect’. Human activities across the globe are changing the natural greenhouse. The burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil have increased the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. the consequences of changing the natural greenhouse are not easy to accurately predict. However there are a number of possible effects such as the excessive heating and cooling of certain regions. The heating of regions such at the north and south pole will result in the melting of ice capes and increase sea levels.

Despite the immense research and evidence there is still debate from some as to the existence of the issue.

Debate?

Many faces in the media, have openly argued against the existence of Climate change. Most famous of which being US President Donald Trump. He has on the record stated that he believes Climate Change is a Hoax created by the Chinese.
Since the late 19th Century the average surface temperature of the planet has risen by around 0.9 degrees Celsius. Research states that most warming has occurred over the last 35 years and the 5 hottest temperatures being since 2010. So it seems almost comical to suggest that the topic could be a Hoax. However it’s true that the leader of one of the top world powers denies its existence entirely. even with compelling statistics such as 2016 being the hottest year on record.

There are articles exploring the ways in which different countries around the world tackle their own levels of pollution.

impacts of coastal construction

Minimising impacts of coastal construction on bottlenose dolphins

Dolphin Behaviourist and Biostatistician gives insight into the impacts of coastal construction, ensuring quality of coastal life for dolphins
climate change denialism, IPCC report

Twitter bans climate change denial from advertising spaces

Ads which promote climate change denial will be banned from the social media platform, but individual users won't be affected by the change.
fast fashion culture, social media

Social media “influence” accelerates fast fashion culture

Fast fashion culture, though widely disapproved of, is still on the rise as social media companies use it as a marketing ploy for adolescents.
perovskite solar cells, ferrocenes

Researchers improve energy efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Scientists have found a way to push perovskite solar cells to an energy efficiency of 25% - which could eventually lead to a replacement of silicon solar cells.
marine heatwave forecasts, ocean temperatures

Using marine heatwave forecasts to predict ecological impacts

Marine heatwave forecasts could potentially provide up to one year’s notice of changes to ocean temperatures, predicting effects on ecosystems.
saltwater battery, renewable energy

€2.5 million EU grant for sustainable saltwater battery project

An Imperial College London graduate, Jiajun Cen, won a €2.5 million grant from the European Innovation Council to develop a saltwater battery.
universal phone charger, e-waste

Group of MEPs vote to enforce universal phone charger

MEPs voted in a proposal that would see universal phone chargers become the norm, in an effort to decrease electronic waste.
large bees, climate change

Large bees are in decline due to climate change

Large bees will decline in population size, as smaller bees are more resistant to climate change due to better heat tolerance.
antarctic sea ice

Antarctic sea ice shrunk to less than 2 million square kilometres

The lowest record yet of Antarctic Sea ice has shown that its rapid decline due to global warming is cyclical – and is bound to drop again soon.
climate change monitoring, IPCC report

EU announces €55 million for climate change monitoring

As part of an ocean funding package of nearly €1 billion, the European Commission will fund €55 million into climate change monitoring over two years.
twisted claw millipede, ecosystem

Scientist names twisted-claw millipede after Taylor Swift

A scientist at Virginia Tech in the US, Derek Hennen, has named a twisted-claw millipede after Taylor Swift.
russian gas supplies, economic output

Germany risks €220 billion with full ban on Russian gas supplies

The Joint Economic Forecast finds that €220 billion of German economic output would be at risk over 2022 and 2023, if the country cuts ties with Russian gas supplies.
food defense, food security

Food defense – The road to a more sustainable and resilient society

The Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration (SSEC) at the SLU-Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences discusses how a multi-level Food Defense could protect food security across the globe.
river systems, amazon, bird species

Changes to river systems sparks species evolution in the Amazon

Changing dynamics of small river systems in the Amazon allows for the evolution of new species – but can also threaten existing species like birds.
buzz pollination, bumble bees

Research team granted $840,000 to replicate ‘buzz pollination’

With farmers using electric toothbrushes to pollinate tomatoes, scientists are using micro-robotic tech to figure out how 'buzz pollination' can be replicated.
resource extraction, ecological damage

US and EU responsible for 74% of global resource extraction

Higher-income countries, such as the USA and nations of the EU, are responsible for excess resource extraction of raw materials which has led to ecological damage.
1.5 degree, carbon emissions

UN report: Could we be on a path to doubling the 1.5 degree limit?

The latest UN climate report warns the lack of time the world has to reduce its global warming to the 1.5 degree limit - it’s ‘now or never’ until a global environmental breakdown.
climate-neutral economy, pollution

EU Green Deal: Transformation towards a climate-neutral economy by 2050

The European Commission is modernising the Industrial Emissions Directive by updating the rules to transition towards a climate-neutral economy and fostering innovation against emissions.
sustainable resources

Europe’s ambitions to protect people and the planet through sustainable resources

Open Access Government map out some of European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius’ priorities towards a Circular Economy Action Plan, promoting the use of sustainable resources
low-carbon technologies, Innovation fund

European Commission puts €1.1 billion into 7 low-carbon technologies

The Commission signed €1.1 billion of grant agreements, allocated for seven low-carbon technologies which will substantially reduce emissions - within the first ten years.

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